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Intel Core i7 3970X Extreme Edition (Sandy Bridge-E) CPU Review - CINEBENCH, Adobe Lightroom and MediaEspresso

By: Shawn Baker | Intel CPUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 28, 2012 5:25 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Intel



Version and / or Patch Used: R11.5

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CINEBENCH is a real-world cross platform test suite that evaluates your computer's performance capabilities. CINEBENCH is based on MAXON's award-winning animation software CINEMA 4D, which is used extensively by studios and production houses worldwide for 3D content creation. MAXON software has been used in blockbuster movies such as Spider-Man, Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia and many more.


CINEBENCH is the perfect tool to compare CPU and graphics performance across various systems and platforms (Windows and Mac OS X). And best of all: It's completely free.




Getting into real-world benchmarks is the area we've seen the LGA2011 based CPUs outperform the LGA1155 ones. Here is no different and you can see very strong performance from the 3970X under CINEBENCH with even better numbers being seen when overclocked.



Adobe Lightroom


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Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3 software helps you bring out the best in your photographs, whether you're perfecting one image, searching for ten, processing hundreds, or organizing thousands.


Create incredible images that move your audience. Experiment fearlessly with state-of-the-art nondestructive editing tools. Easily manage all your images. And showcase your work in elegant print layouts, slide shows, and web galleries, as well as on popular photo-sharing sites. All from within one fast, intuitive application.





Lightroom is again another test which sees benefits and while little changes between the two EE based processors you can see we shave off about 20% when we overclock to 4.9GHz.





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MediaEspresso is a blazingly fast media universal converter that can transcode your videos, photos and music files and out put them to a huge range of portable devices including mobile phones, portable media players and even game consoles. With technologies like Smart Detect, Direct Sync and CyberLink's TrueTheater™ video enhancements, you can not only forget about complicated format, resolution and output settings, but your converted file will come out the other side looking better than when it went in!




Finally we finish up here with MediaEspresso and we again see those real-world benefits an Extreme Edition CPU brings to the table and the impact that overclocking has on overall performance.

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